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you agree with speaker boehner, repeal of obamacare with this election, with his re-election, is dead? >> no. as a physician i can tell you that the reason -- we're not opposed to the president's health care law because of the election, we're opposed because it is bad policy and bad for the patients across this land. we actually must get a handle on this spending in this country and in order to do that, it has to be through medicare and medicaid reform an social security reform, all three programs under current law are destined for fewer. we need fundamental reforms to save and strengthen and secure the programs for this generation and, future generations, that is what really -- >> the election, yes, you still have the majority in the house but you lost the election on the presidential level, and you will not kill obamacare for the next four years. >> what at the election said is that the american people don't want unified government here in washington. they want divided government which means we have to get together and solve these remarkable challenges that we have, but they have to
likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business. the biggest challenge is avoiding the double hit to the economy of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. besides avoiding the fiscal cliff, they have a half dozen hearings on the resignation of david patraeus. and the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> happening now, the murder trial of a buoy state university student. opening statements set to begin in a half hour. alexis simpson is accused of killing her roommate. killed her last year after the two argued over music played on an i pod. if convicted, she faces life in prison without parole. >>> another case we're following former dc council chairman kwame brown will be sentenced in court later today. bank fraud and campaign finance charges. separate sentences for both. melanie is live this morning with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. all of this is going to play out in two separate court houses because he's facing charges in two different j
? >> and our election wrapup including congress' unfinished business and the future of the republican party following president obama's reelection. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. >>> we begin with the nor'easter that just brought rain to parts of our area, but up north it's getting nasty. >> that's right. we're talking about snow, strong winds in areas still recovering from hurricane sandy. let's get to sue palka in the weather center. >> let me show you what we are missing out on. the pictures behind us is d.c. united trying to get the field cleared in harrison, new jersey, where they were going to take on the new york red bulls and had to cancel that game. a lot of fans were up there. they had 2 inches of snow in that area, but it's very heavy and wet and it's still blowing and that is what we don't have to deal with tonight. let me take you to radar. we'll touch on the nor'easter in a moment. what we've had locally is sort of one of the westward bands of our nor'easter and what we have out there is mostly light, occasionally moderate rain. hey, f
for storm victims in new york. >>> days after the election, a show of force after playing a major role in tuesday's outcome. latino voters marched to the white house for a message from president obama. tom fitzgerald was there now. this has to do with immigration reform. what do they expect to get out of their four years? >> reporter: when you look at the passage of the dream act in maryland, the voter turned up in states like new mexico and nevada, hispanic voters are the strongest voting blocks for democrats this year and their message was simple. the elects are over and they say they want results. cry chanting yes, we can, in both english and spanish, groups of hispanic voters and those who would like to be voters, came to the white house. >> we have a mandate right now and the president is going to deliver. >> reporter: gustavo torrez of casa in action said this part demonstration and part celebration of latino voting power delivers a single message on a single issue. >> the comprehensive reform, we believe that democrats want it and republicans need it. and this is a time to pass
got four inches of snow. >> the election is over but president obama now has a number of pressing issues on his plate. the most immediate is confronting the so-called fiscal cliff. >> if the president in congress cannot fix it, experts say we will be headed for another recession. has to do with the bush era tax cuts. $440 billion worth. john boehner says he is open with putting politics aside and making a deal with the president. they have until january 1st from preventing the economy from going over that cliff. another issue for the president is appointing a new secretary of state. clinton is not expected to return but may stay a few weeks after the president is sworn in again. >> election officials in virginia are considering changes after long lines force some to wait for hours to cast their ballot. the commonwealth is considering switching from the touch screen mondays to optical scans. turn out was less than in 2004 or 2008. there were complaints about long lines and registration issues. now investigating the voting problems there. >> other top stories, gabby giffords will me
begins. as voters left the polls on election day. exit polls show the majority think the economy is the most important issue. only 15% said the focus should be on taming the deficit. the latest from capitol hill where a fiscal cliff is on the horizon. >> president obama has won another four years but does he have the mandate? house republicans also won on tuesday. with the fiscal cliff approaching at the end of the year, the fundamentals haven't really changed. the first family about to settle in for another term. won't be much time to celebrate. the fiscal cliff is approaching just down the street and the government could start hemorrhaging cash at the end of the year. >> the fiscal year is $200 billion of spending cuts. going over the full cliff is a recipe. there's no question about it. >> after tuesday does the president have the mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy? something he has pushed for years. >> this is the message american people sent from all over. and that is they are tired of these partisan gridlocks. >> point to the impact higher taxes would have on hiring. but
gray houston back from manassas where election officials are considering some changes. >> when the polls closed at 7:00 in some precincts like the river oaks precinct at potomac middle school, many voters were still standing in line and they stayed in line until as late as a quarter to 11:00 to cast their votes. well, members of the county electoral board agree with president obama that is way too long. >> 6:15. >> reporter: the day after the electoral board is going over ballots to certify the result of tuesday's election which may take a couple days. >> this is where we go from the unofficial results you received last night to the official results that will show up on the state board of elections website in a few days. >> reporter: but fresh in everybody's minds are the long lines which we saw in other parts of virginia and the rest of the country as well. >> two hours 15 minutes from when i started to when i cast my vote. >> reporter: at mama mia's pizza restaurant it wasn't hard to find voters who spent the better part of their evening at a voting precinct. >> so i stood
before election day. republicans are charging that the delay was, or the delay in reporting it was politically motivated. the pentagon says it withheld news of the attack because the drone was on a secret mission. >>> arizona judge has sentenced jared loughner to life in prison without parole. congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her astronaut were among those in court yesterday for the sentencing. kelly and other survivors made statements before the punishment was handed down. loughner pleaded guilty to opening fire at giffords' public appearance in tucson in january of 2011. giffords is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. >>> northeast is still trying to get back to normal after getting hit by two big storms. damage is in tey are rationing york city. sarah simmons is back now with more on all of this. >> the frustrations are high there right now. they're trying to bring the tempers down by bringing order to the lines at the gas stations there. they are rationing gas. here is how it works. today drivers in new york city and on long island can only buy gas if
, was informed about this right away and he wanted to wait to ask for his resignation until after the election. obviously to avoid some kind of embarrassment to give the other side some ammunition to create more controversy. >> ron, let me ask you real quick because we only have 30 seconds left. there's only been talk this resignation may have had something to do with the attack of benghazi. you look at the timing of it. what's your thought on that? >> no. that's just false. all these conspiracy theories that are going around and that's not true. the account i just gave you is the inside story. fbi agents are outraged that he was not fired immediately given the possible security compromises. >> it sounds like this story is far from over. we may be looking into other facets of this. thanks so much for coming in. >> thank you. >>> another big story tonight, the countdown to the fiscal cliff continues to tick away. at stake? hundreds of thousands of jobs in our area and more than a million jobs all across the country. economists are warning the nation could see a double dip resession. fox 5's tom
planning for next election day, trying to avoid a repeat of long lines at the polls. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> good morning on this thursday, november 8th, friday eve, everyone. taking a live look over washington, d.c. this morning waking up to some chilly temperatures once again. we'll see how it is going to shape up today for you. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. not too bad here but when you look at these pictures, you're like wow, thousands of people in new york and new jersey are without power again after a strong nor'easter hit the area. storm packed powerful winds and heavy wet snow bringing down trees and power lines that hadn't been knocked down by the superstorm. there have been no mandatory evacuations although new york city mayor michael bloomberg urged residents of low-lying neighborhoods to leave. >> look at all this. >> that woman had a smile on her face. she was like i can't believe this. >> she had a smile on her face. >> she was like i can't believe what i'm doing. we had some showers overnig
to wait to ask for his resignation until after the election obviously to avoid some kind of embarrassment to give the other side some ammunition to create more controversy. >> kessler says since the general's resignation there's been lots of conspiracy theories thrown around including that his resignation had something to do with the consulate attack in libya. kessler says those rumors in his opinion are false. >>> defense company lockheed martin has fired its president and upcoming ceo over a relationship with a subordinate. 51-year-old christopher kubicik was scheduled to take the position in january, but now an interim president has been named. >>> the edge on maryland tonight, mount rainier police called in reenforcements from prince george's county to help patrol the streets after a big spike in home burglaries. there's been 19 break-ins in less than a month and two more attempts. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom tonight following the investigation. >> most of these break-ins have occurred during the day when no one is home. on tuesday a student off for election day helped po
, he's ready to take them on. >> reporter: if the president was expecting a re-election honeymoon from reporters, that quickly disappeared in the wake of a spiraling sex scandal that took down the cia director david petraeus. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed in any way that would have had a neckative impact on the national security. >> reporter: the scandal embroiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgement. >> it's possible had we been told, you would be sitting here asking me a question why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend cuts for well -- for the wealthy and demanded that middle class tax cuts get extended now. >> i am confident folks in both parties can make that happen. what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% we
understand people's concerns. thank you. >>> president obama back in washington after celebrating his re-election in chicago. the president has a number of pressing issues on his plate too. the white house and congress are promising cooperation before crippling tax hikes and budget cuts automatically kick in on all americans in the new year. the president is also expected to have to appoint a new secretary of state and treasury secretary. >>> in virginia, election officials are considering changes now after long lines forced some to wait for hours to cast their ballot. the commonwealth is now considering switching from the touch screen machines to optical scans. in maryland, turnout was less than in 2004 and 2008 but there were still a lot of complaint about long lines and registration issues. election officials are now investigating those voting problems. a lot of people experience those lines. >> lots of long lines especially with early voting. >> i saw lines at the polling place where i went the day of election day. a long line of people just for issues and problems they were having. i went ri
of the national security team. in his first news conference since the elect, the president drew the line against extending tax cuts for the wealthy and had an emotional defense of his ambassador to the united nations who is under fire for her comments on libya. fox 5s tom fitzgerald was in the newsroom for that session. a lot of ground for to you cover, f itz, and the president for that matter. >> reporter: i was in the east room. >> there you go. >> reporter: the one and only light moment in this news conference was when the president said flatly there was so much going on and he almost couldn't remember the election the last week. clearly, the dominant subject here today was the general petraeus sex scandal. >> sure. >> reporter: and what this did to the cia. throughout the course of the news conference today, the president discussed several issues that are going on in the nearly week now snce the election as we told you. the president said that he did not believe the sex scandal, which forced the resignation of cia director david petraeus and ensnared afghanistan commander general john allen
conference since being re-elected. it is set to begin at 1:30 this afternoon in the east room of the white house. the president is expected to address a number of issues that include negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff, the growing david petraeus scandal and the deadly consulate attacks in benghazi, libya. >>> a fox 5 follow-up. a major shake-up at d.c. schools. >> we now know which schools are slated to close. we'll get a full report coming up. first, here is tucker barnes. >> got cold overnight. our temperatures overnight back in the upper 20s and low 30s. you will want a jacket. i'll have all the details on the wednesday weather forecast and julie wright has a look at your traffic coming up in just a couple of minutes. minutes.  >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news, this is a live look outside right now of reagan national airport. it is wednesday, november 14th, 2012. now, that was a clear picture we just saw a few minutes ago. this is what could be in store for us because, you know, wintertime. we'll have a better idea of how northern virginia will deal with the snow in the comi
state to explain why he lost the election. he said that the president was very loyal to democratic voters. the campaign focused on giving targeted groups big gift like college loan forgiveness and tree health care and child amnesty which appealed to hispanic voters. >>> a developing story. sheriff deputies shot and killed a man while trying to serve a peace order. karen gray lose ton is live at the scene in east riverdale with the latest. >> reporter: sheriff deputies and really anybody in law enforcement knows that any day they show up be dangerous and that was the case here this evening in this block of 63rd avenue in riverdale. deputies were here to investigate the shooting involving one of their own the deputy, a ten-year vet rant force came to 6312 63rd avenue to serve a temporary peace order or civil protection. a spokesperson for the sheriff's office says that the deputy was blind sided once he got into the home. >> a female subject allowed the deputy entry into the home. while talking to the female subject, a male subject appeared in the rear of the home displaying a firear
. >>> the president held his first conference after his election. sex scandal, secret documents and a new secretary of state. >> if the president was expecting a new honeymoon with reporters, that quickly disappeared in the wake of the sex scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> i have no evidence from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the scandal has now 'em broiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgment. >> it is also possible that, had we been told, then you would be sitting here asking about why are you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend bush tax cuts for the wealthy but demanded middle class tax cuts get extended now >> i'm confident that parties, folks of good will in both parties can make that happen. what
brown to jail for six days. use his elected office to make personal gains or defraud the people he represented. but fox 5s political analyst mark plotkin believes that some will think the former chairman got off easily. >> i think most people don't think six days is in jail is a strong message. a few months in jail is a strong message. >> reporter: brown's attorney admits the bank fraud and campaign violations were wrong, but believes prosecutors would have never gone after brown if he was not the council chairman. >> he has received a sentence from the court and the court expects he will abide by the sentence. >> reporter: and brown shoulding released to head home in the next hour and that is what we told. brown will serve six months of home detention and wear an ankle bracelet, two years of probation and 4ity hours of community service. the judge said he wants the service to be visible to everyone. he wants it to happen on the weekdays, and he wants people ton this crime did not go unpunished. shawn? >> i'm curious d kwame brown talk at all today, go did he speak to the reporters
go back to an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance. it found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions an expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. kwame brown's original plea agreement where he admit guilt to those charges called for a six-month jail sentence but prosecutors since then sort of softened their opinion on that. they said they would be willing to accept six days in jail served primarily on weekends and three years of supervised probation. brown's attorneys on the other hand are asking for no jail time, two years of supervised probation and community service. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> now for a follow-up to a fox 5 investigation on a critical shortage of paramedics in the district. >> the city can't keep enough medic units on the streets around the clock. today, d.c.'s fire chief will announce a plan to move medics off the overnight hours to help with busier times of the day. the chief disputes the claim by the firefighters union that t
show, a wrap of the election aftermath. a discussion on what it will take to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. >> and more on the hearings into the deadly attack in benghazi. we'll get a preview with host chris wallace, when we return. >> plus, gwen's back with a look at today's weather on this veterans day. . >>> it's your look at the new and noteworthy in the week ahead. this is your capital rundown for the week of november 12th, 2012. on monday, at 8:30 a.m., at the library of congress, they will mark the 150th anniversary of the civil war by opening a six-month-long exhibit of 175 rarely seen items, including our abraham lincoln's copy of the second inaugural address and con federal general stonewall jackson's personal battlefield maps. on tuesday, november 13th, former republican vp candidate paul ryan and virginia senator mark warner will speak at the "wall street journal"'s annual ceo counsel here in washington, starting at 7:00 a.m. at the mayflower hotel. on wednesday, november 14th at 9:30 a.m., the topic on how to help returning veterans increase their job opportun
, they will shut up and sit down and show up then in the next election. >> reporter: thousands of citizens want the obama administration to let texas go it alone. texans have company in this idea as americans in more than 30 states are floating the plan on the white house web site i thought the civil war was over a couple hundred years ago almost. i'm not surprised. >> oregon's petition as more than 10,000 signatures. what is really motivating folks who want to opt out of america. >> it would be interesting to find out what they think the benefit of it was would be. >> reporter: once any pet i go reaches 25,000 signatures in 30 days' time it mandates a response from the obama administration. but the bottom line is this might be a good way to americans to air their frustrations but the petitions carry no legal weight. >> it is not in the president's power under the constitution to let a state is he cede. it is not clear whether anyone, even congress, could let a state secede. it might take a constitutional amendment.. >> reporter: petitions from louisiana and texas are reaching a threshhold for
the election. everyone around the d.c. area will be watching because this is an area that will be deeply affected should we hit the fiscal cliff because of the way the economy depends on the federal government, not only the federal workers and all the defense contractors that would be hit by these cuts. that latest here on capitol hill. back to you. >>> also making headlines a teenager is under arrest for the brutal attack and robbery of an 81-year-old woman in her northwest dose home. it happened wednesday afternoon hint side a home on mckinley street. police say a masked man broke into the house through a back window. they say he pup. ed the victim in the face and head and took an apple computer. -- they say he punched the victim in the face and head and took an apple computer. >>> opening statements are expected to begin next tuesday in the trial of a bowie state university student charged with killing her roommate with a pair of scissors. jury selection got under way yesterday. the defendant was there all day at the courthouse in upper marlboro. if convicted, similar ton faces a maxi
the election season break and they have a full plate of unfinished business to get done. the biggest challenge is avoiding the double hit to the economy of tax increases and automatic spending cuts nope as the fiscal cliff. >>> another issue congress wants to know about are the details surrounding the resignation of cia chief david petraeus and at tax on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> the top -- >>> great economic news could be on the horizon. >> our country could be energy independent in the near future. ainsley earhart explains. plains. thrrt. clearly we are having issues with that story. we'll try to get that to you coming up in just a bit. >> let's talk about sports just a little. bryce harper, everybody remembers him, he has been named the national league rookie of the year. he hit 270 last season with 22 home runs. he knocked in 59 runs and he did it after missing the first month of the season. angels outfielder mike trout won the al rookie of the year. manager of the year awards will be named today and the nats skipper is one of the fin
for his first remarks since election night, and he will no doubt talk about congress and the looming fiscal cliff. when taxes go up, government spending goes down at the end of the year. the president's former chief economic advisor paints a grim picture. >> the election is over. if you go off the fiscal cliff, the economy goes into recession the beginning of 2013. this is not a small matter. i think we have to address it. >> reporter: it will come down to these two men. the president expected to draw a line in the sand insisting on a massive tax hike for wealthy americans and republican house speaker john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare, medicaid and social security is necessary, but it would involve a grand bargain. it could take month
something serious. send the message to the markets and the american people. this election pretty much laid out what the american people want. 80% of the american people want to compromise. both parties to work together. i don't know what it will take for these guys to wake up and realize that. we have to stop this negotiating i'm not going to do this. the only thing we know for sure is rates are going up for the wealthy. elections matter. he did win. >> i think what you have is a lot of posturing going on and it's posturing that takes you toward the negotiations that will take place. i would disagree with my friend marty that the rates have to go up. i think there's a compromise here that will assure there's additional revenue that comes from wealthy people by eliminating deductions. but a raise in tax rates will under mine the economy in significant ways. comes out of the hide of a lot of small businesses and the last thing we need at the present time is to make decisions about the fiscal cliff that take us toward another fiscal cliff next year because the economy deteriorates. there's a
a high profile fall from grace. brown held the district's second highest local elected office before pleading guilty in june to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loans was for a 39- foot, 330-horsepower boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. another case involved an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance and that found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions and expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. now, initially brown said that he didn't do anything wrong and he said he was not going to resign but it was just a few days after that that he did plead guilty and resign his position. prosecutors said he deserved credit for that. and also he said he didn't default on any of his loans so he prevented any financial loss. in their sentencing memo, they also said that kwame brown really has paid a heavy price for his crime as he sh
that the president addresses this so-called fiscal cliff since the election. in his address from the white house, the president is expected to urge congress to come up with some sort of deal to break this impasse or risk plunging the country into a recession. the president and congress must broke are a -- broker a deal by the end of the year to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect. without an agreement, the nation will go back into recession and unemployment will climb above 9%. the president is not expected to provide a specific plan but will pressure congress to act. leaders on both sides they say want to work together. democrats want to let tax breaks expire for the wealthiest americans. republicans oppose hiking taxes but have opened the door to finding new revenue through tax reform. >> there is an altern i have to to going over the fiscal cliff in whole or in part. it involves making real changes to the financial structure of entitlement programs and reforming our tax code to curb special interest loopholes and detuxes. >> i want to work together but i want everyone to als
and in particular committee chairmen push on this matter. the idea that it could have been an election issue and that it was stalled or delayed in terms of the information is surely going to come to the fore. dianne feinstein, the chairman of the senate intelligence committee says national security isn't involved. if republicans feel there was a breach of national security, i think feel push and push very aggressively. >> but to what end? >> well, the idea first of all, i think the last report is true. i think republicans want the general to come and testify about benghazi and think want that to be settled and the second matter is they make sure that national security in no way was compromised. >> so let's talk about the other big national news, the looming fiscal cliff. both democrats, republicans talking a good game of working together. what are some of the options and could real compromise be had here? >> well, i talked to former congressman tom davis who feels they'll do what congress usually does which is delay, that is, do what you're hearing all this different nomenclature, maureen, d
- elected. it all revolves around the former c incident a director and the benghazi tax. >> i have no evidence at this point from what of a seen that classified information was advertise closed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> right off the top, the president facing tough questions about his knowledge ever the scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. the general resigning after it was discovered he had and fair with writer paula broadwell. petraeus said he will testify before the intelligence committee regarding the tax on the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi on september 11th. that attack left four americans dead including ambassador chris tvens. senator john mccain and other republicans are now calling for a watergate still select committee. >> ambassador chris stevens. >> there is no credibility among methamphetamine of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: gop leads are say they would block any attempt to con
reform is going to be the solution. >> and to send the congress a message! >> reporter: as election day 2012 is in the books, latino voters say their newfound political capital will help them write a new chapter in elections to come. at the white house tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> a rare moment of raw emotion from president obama caught on tape. it happened yesterday when the president was thanking his campaign staff at the headquarters in chicago. >> you guys have done and the work that i'm doing is approved. i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you and -- and what you have -- [ cheering and applause ] >> the president told staffers many of whom are in their 20s that their lives' journey just beginning and that he knows many of them will accomplish great things. >>> a new bizarre beauty trend taking off in the u.s. coming up why women are paying hundreds of dollars to be slapped in the face. >> plus he was the cat's meow of the campaign. we'll tell you why hank should be proud of his performance in the virginia senate race coming up. check out the rundown. we're back
congress plus a re-elected president obama could equal financial turmoil. the three major indices plunged due to concerns over the looming fiscal uncertainty. >> there is still an an elevated level of uncertainty related to politics that markets must deal w. >> reporter: john boehner says he is open to making a deal with the president to put the finances in order. >> republicans have signaled a willingness to accept new revenue if it comes from growth and reform. so let's start the discussion. >> reporter: one political analyst says the republicans' willingness to come to terms on a deal woo be the result of public pressure. >> it does mean that they have to worry about running afoul of public opinion at their per ill, having just suffered a loss. >> reporter: domestic issues aside, the ability of the two sides to reach an agreement may have an impact on foreign affairs. >> the inability to strike an agreement that is serious, that is long term, that restores confidence in the fiscal situation of the united states, i think it actually weakens his hand on every foreign policy issue. >> rep
they are wearing and paying attention to the designers. >> it's funny because this is election night and this is the family on stage here. and i must say, i love those outfits those girls have on. and i did take notice. >> sasha wore a gorgeous skirt. but they are known for wearing more affordable pieces. and that skirt she wore on election night was worn by malia at a state dinner in 2011. rerare pieces and hand them down. >> we were showing pictures of the obamas out and about. you can see some of the fashion forward thinking we're talking about. one thing i like about it is they are still relatively young. 14 and 11. they are not dressed too grown for their age or too flirty. but it's trendy and age appropriate. how do they capture that and really how can all of us do that? >> yeah. absolutely. what they do really well and they take after their mother. is they are not afraid of color. they'll wear bright pops of color whether it's in the belt or a bright blue coat. and i love the a-line skirts they wear a lot. so playing with patterns. it's very fun. >> we just took the picture do
. and there are questions of timing. was the information held until after the election to protect the president? the white house says no but law makers felt blindsided. >> when she's questions came up, i took the action myself to try to find out and then informed my vice chairman and i talked to the director twice. this is very hard stuff. >> and he was scheduled to testify before congress this week about what the cia knew about the attack on the u.s. consulate two months ago that killed four americans including a u.s. ambassador. now he will be a no show. but possible he could still face a subpoena. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if he doesn't testify. >> also asking for congress to create a joint committee to look into the affair and potential security risks. the wall street journal reports his computer contained classify documents that they both deny the general was the classified source. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama is focusing on that fiscal cliff. he's inviting labor leaders to the white house tomorrow and wednesday he will meet with
was mourning the death of its first freely elected president, vaclav havel. in 1989, he helped lead the young country from communism to democracy. since the transition was peaceful, it's known as prague's velvet revolution. one thing you can't do in prague is lose track of time. clocks are everywhere, all shapes and sizes. in fact, the city is home to one of the oldest and most unusual clocks in the world. called an "astronomical clock," it dates back to 1410. it not only tells the time, it serves as a sort of planetarium. it shows the positions of the sun and moon, the month, sunrise and sunset, and much more. every hour, people gather to watch a mechanical show that has been running for hundreds of years. it begins with "the walk of the apostles" and ends with death tolling the hour. there's certainly not enough time in one report to show you all the sights. this is just a taste of a city i love. as they say in prague, na shledanou. that means "goodbye." for "teen kids news," i'm lauren. >> that's all for this week. thanks for joining us. >> we'll see you next time with more "teen kids news
a multiflying controversies in his first post-election press conference first saying he saw no evidence that national security was harmed in the petraeus affair. then he came to the defense of u.s. ambassador susan rice. republicans say she gave misleading information on five sunday stalk shows a week after the deadly rampage in benghazi. they have been hammering the administering on what they say is shifting stories and changing time lines. rice is said to be the short list to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. president obama lashed out at her critics. >> she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interest in the united nations with skill and prorveggallism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. -- professionalism and toughness and grace. >> there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administering and into the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: now, senators mccain and
news conference this afternoon. it is the first news conference since president obama was re- elected. also on tap, the fiscal cliff. president obama is meeting with business leader at the white house again today. and this comes as we could get word of another change at the top. house minority leader nancy pelosi will announce her future in congress later on this morning. so big news ahead today on the hill. >>> also making headlines this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown learns his punishment for bank fraud and a campaign finance violation and he will not be spending time behind bars. >> also ahead, the alleged east coast rapist backs out of an expected guilty plea. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news continues. ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. nah. it's basically one language with a few variations. my cousin has a passport. uh-huh. take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." as in creamy yogurt down below. and a delectable, aromat
a stern tone when he addressed the benghazi attack touring his first news conference since husband re-election. he defended susan rice for her comments on the attack and blasted her critic. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today, the house and senate intelligence committees hold their long-awaited hearings on the controversy surrounding the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they are hoping to finally sort out what happened, why there wasn't enough security, who knew about the terrorist ties and whether they knew about that. president obama took on some of those controversies in a wide- ranging press conference yesterday. republicans have been furious about what they see as a changing time line from the white house. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were coiled trying to defend the post in that ambush. they say u.s. ambassador susan rice gave inaccurate information during her appearances on five sunday talk shows the week after the attack blaming the tax on a video that insulted the prophet mohammed. critics say it
. when the presidential election over and more information beginning to trickle out, lawmakers are looking for more information about the attack. >> reporter: more information begins to trickle out regarding the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya the state department says that lawmakers want to see the paper trail. >> we had requests for documents from a number of committees and from a number of staff and members. we have now made documents available. >> many on capitol hill want to know what happened, during and after the attack which killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. >> the aftermath of it, just the misleading statements were made, i think everyone wants to understand, what was happening? was there a failure? >> reporter: republicans say that the white house failed to provide adequate diplomatic protection overseas democrats defend the president. and meantime, cia director david petraeus handed in his resignation a week before the benghazi hearings, saying that he had an extra marital affair. it's not the cia director who had to tes
is and has been done in this city for years. >> reporter: brown was the second elected official in the district to resign from office this year. then ward 5 council member harry thomas pled guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 in city grant moneys for children and the arts. he is serving a three year prison sentence. anything to say to the people of washington? how you doing? >> reporter: the federal judge prespieding over kwame brown's case rejected prosecutors' requests to send him to jail for six days, the judge noting brown did not use his elected office to make personal gains or defraud the people he represented and his attorney says prosecutors would never have brought the against case brown had he not been the council chairman. in the statement after sentencing the u.s. attorney for the district of columbia ronald machen said, "kwame brown squandered his bright political future and an opportunity to be a role model for the district's youth. brown was ordered to perform his community service in a visible place during weekdays so people could see that his crimes were no
of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit. 2008 re-election campaign kwauled to report more than $400,000 in expenditures and $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company. on those federal charges brown's original plea called for 6 month sentence. prosecutors believe a 6 day jail sentence plus three years of supervised probation would be appropriate. brown's attorney is asking for no jail time and for two years of supervised probation. that's on the federal charges. you mention this, later today, he will go over to dc superior court at 2:30 to face sentencing for the campaign finance charges. and that he does face a maximum of 6 months in prison. very busy day here. >> all right. thank you very much. >> some of the other top stories we're following for you on this tuesday morning, an update on a shortage of paramedics. the fire chief will announce a plan to move paramedics off overnight hours to cover busier times of the day. some people will worried there won't be enough help if a life is online. we spoke with the chief. he denied claims by the firefighter's union that this
. eventually they will shut up and sit down and show up again the next election. >>> thousands of citizens in the lone star state want the obama administration to go it alone. >> let's just move the whole state to australia. >> reporter: texas governor rick perry raised the idea in 2009. he's since made clear he has no interest in it and does not support these petitions. texans have company in this idea as americans in more than 30 states are floating the plan on the white house website. >> i thought the civil war was over a couple hundred years ago almost, but i mean i'm not surprised. we're kind of individualistic here. >> reporter: oregon's petition has more than 10,000 signatures. so what's really motivating folks who want to opt out of america? >> it would be interesting to find out what they think the benefit would be. >> reporter: once any petition reaches 25,000 signatures in 30 days' time, it mandates a response from the obama administration, but the bottom line is this might be a good way for americans to air their frustrations, but the petitions carry no legal weight. >> it's
a spaniel. go to our web site and we'll link you up. hurricane sandy and the election made it hard to fit in pet of the day but didn't mean we didn't see the photos. this morning we're saying hi to bandit. looks like he is having a relaxing week. and if you haven't eaten your breakfast, this may make you hungry. >> good morning. i don't know what kind of news you are expecting today but waiting to hear if she won $10,000 and all has to do with a recipe she came up with involving eggs. we're going to explain it all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. >> today's fox 5 buzz bin brought to you by where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> oh, baby. a maryland family more than doubles in size after welcoming four new babies. >> oh, my goodness. >> this is a family in kent county. the mom gave birth to quadruplets. they are healthy and have a 3 year old big brother. >> oh, my goodness. >> that's quite a load. >> yes, it is. a lot of love. in a short amount of time. >> one local woman might have a dish wor
the day after he was re-elected. plenty to cry about there. what a huge journey to get to that part. he worked as a community organizers in chicago once back in the day and got emotional when he told his staff how proud he was of their work. >>> now to a news alert out of the district. at least one shot was fired near the white house this morning following an armed robbery and car chase. it happened around 6:00 a.m. police say several people robbed a group of membership in dupont circle. with the suspects drove off two of the victims followed in their own car. during the chase one of the suspects fired the gun, hitting the victims' vehicle. the victims drove to the white house to ask the secret service for help. >> this has nothing do with that location. it really occurred north near jefferson place. right now we're still in the process of following up any information we received. >> d.c. police say it's fortunate nobody was hurt. they urge people not to take matters into their own hands and report any crime to police. >>> a maryland state trooper hurt after being hit by a stolen car. i
of america was focused on the election, behind the scenes, cia director david petraeus is being advised to resign as his affair was about to become very public and now members of congress are asking questions about the timing. david petraeus and paula broadwell first met in the spring of 2006. four years later, a dissertation written by broadwell about the four-star general developed into something much more. >> i had been working on this project as my dissertation and when he went to afghanistan in the summer of 2010, i decided it turn it into a book. i shot him an e-mail and said i'm going to go for it. i showed up in afghanistan. >> reporter: the fbi discovered at fair between petraeus and broadwell while the agency was investigating harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. kelley is a long-time friend of petraeus and his wife holly. no word on how kelley and broadwell are connected. >> that is crazy. read about the story in the last few days but i didn't realize people involved were right down the street here. so it is interesting. but it's sad. it's too bad. >>
fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >>> here is a unique gift marking president obama's re- election. a small town in italy is sending him a truffle. not the chocolate kind. it is the super expensive mushroom kind prized by gourmands around the globe. it is set to arrive in the u.s. next sunday. >> they use it like truffle oil on your fries or on this. quite the delicacy. >> okay. >>> still ahead, you will find them in everything from main dishes to desert. they are nutritious and they won't bust your goesery budget. >> we are talking all about eggs and holly is live in northwest to show us what has one new restaurant all cracked up. up. we'll be right back. 11/12/12 >>> good morning, everybody. i hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weekend we had. and on this monday veteran's day, we have something extra special planned. we are debt indicating the whole morning to eggs which is why we are here at the drafting table. a new restaurant opened back in september. but here no matter what you order, you can always add a 64 degree egg. what is that? i don't know. what cc is going to tell us. she'
out and working with leaders of both parties. >> reporter: the president's election night promise of bipartisanship will be put to the test as he and congress face a looming deadline for brokering a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. that's the term for automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts set to go into effect in january to address the nation's deficit. >> the world is watching us. we have lost our reputation as a country that solves problems together. >> reporter: leaders on both sides say they want to work together. democrats argue voters gave them a mandate to let tax breaks for the nation's wealthiest expire. >> look at all the exit polls. the vast majority of american people, rich, poor, everybody agrees that the richest of the rich have to help a little bit. >> reporter: the house speaker says he is open to finding new revenue through tax reform but says hiking taxes on the nation's wealthiest hurts job creators. >> the independent accounting firm ernst & young says going over part of the fiscal cliff and raising taxes on the top two rates would cost our economy mo
, but they're living in shelters, some of the people, the election was the other day and they had to go to a different polling place from the shelter and talking about thatnor easter. first, we're hit with superstorm sandy and new jersey is slowly coming back on and trying to get power and trying to get help from the federal government in here and then we're hit with this nor'easter, which literally, as you said, just with the cleanup. -- . >> it sure does. >> and look here. it looks like a tornado hit here, don't you think? >> it does, sharon. i understand that fema is sending in some of the temporary houses or trailers that we saw during katrina. do you know when they going to arrive and where they going to be placed? >> reporter: as key we're drove in, we saw fema trucks. i didn't see the fema trailers but they're set up at the school and firehouse here into town and that is where they serving hot meals and the red cross is there. but that is something they're working on all over the jersey coast line. the barrier islands were evacuated and some of them you can't get back into. the
as the president's plate is filling up quickly. >> the president put press conferences on hold during the election but since then we've seen issue after issue crop up. not the least of which is this scandal involving the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed s
by the end of the year. today, president obama will make his first remark on the crisis since his re-election. sherry ly is live on capitol hill with the details. >> reporter: well, wisdom, it was the inability of congress to come to some sort of agreement on this that put us in this position. now, the nation faces recession unless lawmakers can find some sort of agreement. today n an address from the white house, the president will up the pressure on congress. without a deal to avert the so- called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increase and government spending cuts across the board would go into effect in january. the cuts would likely hit the d.c. region hardest given the large federal work force and a local economy largely built around the federal government. democrats want to let bush era tax breaks for the wealthiest americans expire while republicans prefer raising money through tax reform. leaders of both parties say they want to work together but as the president prepares to address the issue today, there is little time left. >> people making all this m
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